© Reinhard Villmow, Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv

Wolf - Bernkastel footpath: 10 instead of 20 kilometres

  • start: Wolf jetty
  • destination: Bernkastel-Kues
  • medium
  • 9,66 km
  • 1 hour 53 minutes
  • 269 m
  • 357 m
  • 104 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

A moderate hike through vineyards and deciduous forest. Wonderful views of the Moselle valley on the way down.

It's uphill and downhill, but only half as far as along the Moselle.

Past the Kleinforst barbecue hut, through the vineyards below the Klosterberg, then mostly gently uphill through sparse deciduous forest to the B50. Soon after crossing it, a rest area on the right with spectacular views up and down the Moselle. Through the village of "Schäferei" and down through the Bernkastel vineyards, we first reach the town gate, then the market square of Bernkastel.

General information

  • dogFriendly
  • scenic
  • dining
  • top

Start at the jetty in Wolf ... Down the Moselle along the banks to Klosterbergstrasse ... follow Klosterbergstrasse ... at the car park and barbecue hut "Kleinforst" half left up the hill and through the vineyards below the monastery. At the beginning of the forest we have to manage another short steep section, then it is a leisurely 2 1/2 km slightly uphill, mainly through deciduous forest, at the end between meadows.

After crossing the B50 on the wildlife bridge, we turn left and walk parallel to the B50 for a short distance. In between there is a rest area on the right, at the edge of which we have a wonderful view up and down the Moselle. Then half right down the road and through the village of Schäferei. There are several places to stop here. Just before the end of the village, we turn right onto the path to Bernkastel and have vineyards, the Moselle, Bernkastel and Kues in front of us. Passing an old Jewish cemetery in the middle of the vineyards, we follow the steep path down into the Moselle valley ... through the archways of the former town fortifications we reach the Bärenbrunnen and the pedestrian zone.


The trail is easy to walk in sturdy shoes.


If you have time and feel like visiting a cosy forest restaurant, take a sharp left shortly after the shepherd's hut and follow the signpost to the "Eiserne Weinkarte" restaurant.

At the end of the tour, take the boat back to Wolf.

Getting there

by car to the district of Traben-Trarbach/ Wolf


riverbanks Moselle, neat jetty and tourist office Wolf

Public transit

with bus 333 to Wolfer Brücke, from here on foot to the starting point of the tour.


Hiking folder Traben-Trarbach / Wolf


Wandergebiet Mosel. Mittelmosel/Kondelwald. ISBN 978-89637-257-4

Additional Information

Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach

Am Bahnhof 5

56841 Traben-Trarbach





  • Asphalt Coating (14%)
  • Crushed Rock (47%)
  • Hiking Trail (37%)
  • Path (2%)
  • Street (1%)


This tour is presented by: Moselregion Traben-Trarbach Kröv, Author: Wiebke Pfitzmann

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